Homemade Creamy Oat Milk

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Homemade Creamy Oat Milk

This oat milk is so easy to make and takes just 5 minutes to whip up. Creamy dreamy goodness is just a blend away!
My Notes:
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Meal Type: Drinks
Special: 10 Ingredients or Less, 30 Minutes or Less, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Nut-Free, Oil-Free, Seasonal (Hot Weather), Soy-Free
Tool: Blender
Ingredient: Coconut, oats
Servings: 8
Calories: 65kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 cup(s) cold water
  • 1 handful ice cubes
  • 1 cup(s) rolled oats (gluten-free if preferred)
  • ¼ cup(s) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon(s) maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch(es) salt
Instructions
  • Add all of the ingredients to your blender, and blend on high for 30 - 45 seconds. Do not blend any longer than 45 seconds or you run the risk of warming the oat milk which will make it slimy.
  • Line a large bowl with a nut milk bag and pour the milk into the nut milk bag. If you do not have a nut milk bag you can use a thin tea towel or a strainer lined with cheesecloth. Gently squeeze the bag until all of the milk is strained through. Make sure to squeeze the bag lightly, as squeezing it too much can make too much oat pulp leak through. Discard the pulp or use it in any of the ways listed in the recipe notes.
  • Transfer the oat milk to a sealable container and pop it in the fridge. Use as desired. The oat milk will naturally separate as it sits so just give it a shake before using. Oat milk will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days or longer. I do not recommend heating homemade oat milk as it will thicken due to the starches in the oats.
Notes
How to use leftover oat milk pulp: stir it into your oatmeal or overnight oats, add it to your smoothies, make my Almond Pulp Crackers (but sub the almond pulp with your oat pulp), or use it in your baking.
How to use homemade oat milk: use it on cereal, in a smooth, as a refreshing drink, in coffee or tea, or in baking. I do not recommend heating homemade oat milk as it will thicken due to the starches in the oats.
Flavored Oat Milk Ideas:
  • Add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or cacao powder plus an extra tablespoon of maple syrup to make chocolate oat milk.
  • Add a handful of fresh or frozen berries (such as strawberries or raspberries) to make a berry-flavored oat milk
Coconut substitute: replace the coconut shreds with ¼ softened cashews. Soften the cashews first by soaking them in water for 6 hours or overnight.
Maple syrup substitute: sub agave, white or brown sugar, or 1 - 2 pitted dates.
Nutrition: please note that the nutrition is based on all of the ingredients including the pulp. So the actual nutrition will differ slightly.
Nutrition
Serving: 1serving (recipe makes 8 servings) | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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